ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION
George Colman the Younger
Thomas Busby, "To Mr. Colman, on reading, in one of the New Morning Prints, an assertion, that every thing in the Comedy of the Jealous Wife is stolen" Morning Chronicle (22 January 1787).
George Colman the Younger:
1784: T. S.
1787: Thomas Busby
1789: John Nichols
1801: Alexander Thomson
1812: John Wilson Croker
1814: Leigh Hunt
1814: George Daniel
1815: Lord Byron
1820: David Carey
1821: Lord Byron
1821: John Taylor Esq.
1825: Thomas Hood
1830: John Wilson
1832: John Taylor Esq.
1847: Horace Smith
1856: Samuel Rogers
1882: Epes Sargent
1787: George Colman the Younger
Yes, COLMAN, truth approves it, when they say,
That every thing is stolen in thy play;
Such living manners glow in ev'ry line,
As mark the work for Nature's more than thine;
From her, design and colouring you stole;
The beauteous parts! the harmonizing whole!
At least so like to her's, its fair condition,
Yourself must own, it vindicates suspicion.